Herring fish lived in vast quantities in the waters around Scotland and was a relatively easy catch. It is known from 1550 that James V of Scotland encouraged fishermen from Fife to fish for herring around the Hebrides. These …Continue reading “The Herring Industry”
Quarter crans were baskets used in weighing and carrying herring. Their size was regulated and standardized by government decree as a legal measure. From all points of view, it was very important that they were of a consistent size, or …Continue reading “The quarter cran – a little bit of history”
A quarter cran was used in the herring industry. Originally they were made in willow and hazel but later came to be made in rattan.